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Post  acara on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:19 pm

Hide the women and children ...... I'm making pickles !!!!!



Ahhhhh ....run for your lives !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  Old Hippie on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:20 pm

Way to go! cheers Best of luck!

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Post  Megan on Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:26 pm

Woot! Good luck acara. I am working on canning salsa right now.
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Post  Furbalsmom on Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:54 pm

A new canning convert you rock
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Post  duhh on Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:15 pm

Let us know how they turn out and if there is anything you learned! I would like to do some next year.
Have fun!
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Post  acara on Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:38 pm

@duhh wrote:Let us know how they turn out and if there is anything you learned! I would like to do some next year.
Have fun!

Lessons learned ..... canning is a 2 person job....holy cow I'm beat.

But, I did Garlic Kosher Dill Pickles, spears and whole baby cukes and I did cold pack quickies and the regular hot-pack ones.



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Post  Megan on Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:40 pm

+1!

Looks fantastic, acara. Wish I had help with canning. Dh is willing, but honestly, I'm better off without his "help". Smile

I'm still not done... got the tomatillo salsa put up but the tomato ones may have to wait til tomorrow. We'll see. Maybe I'll have a burst of energy later this evening; I just woke up from a snooze.
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Post  ander217 on Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:52 pm

One more canner! Yay! Woo Hoo! rock on

Your pickles look great. (You can always read your spouse the story of the Little Red Hen and see if the message sinks in.)

I canned 7 pints of apples last week and froze two quarts of greens. We've been eating most everything instead of preserving it.
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Post  Furbalsmom on Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:59 pm

Are those Stanley pickles?? They look great.
I've tried canning with friends, but usually prefer to work by myself in the kitchen. It is a lot of work, but OMG, home canned pickles, jams and stuff are wonderful.
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Post  duhh on Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:52 am

Those look amazing! good job! I'll have hubby help me when we get to that next year. If I tell hubby we will be making pickles he might just let me grow some cucumber (he isn't a fan)!
Thanks for the update with pictures
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Post  acara on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:28 am

At least from the "new canner" perspective.....I guess the biggest thing I learned was to plan ahead..... especially if your canning in the "off season" in your area, or around "holidays". Evidently the first items most stores reduce inventory on & pull from the shelves to make room for the Halloween candy and Christmas stuff is ....canning supplies (at least it seemed that way).

It took me almost 2 full weeks of running around local stores to piece together what I needed; everywhere from multiple grocery stores to Walmart to Target to Ace Hardware, to Michaels to finding the last thing I needed at Bed, Bath & Beyond (stupid spice bags...LOL).

In retrospect, I should have just ordered everything off the internet, but saw almost everything a couple of weeks ago in several stores & didn't anticipate the stores down here carrying canning supplies as a "seasonal" item.
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Post  acara on Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:33 am

@ander217 wrote:One more canner! Yay! Woo Hoo! rock on

Your pickles look great. (You can always read your spouse the story of the Little Red Hen and see if the message sinks in.)


Daughter asked me if Vlassic had gone out of business or the price of pickles had skyrocketed? Rolling Eyes

Wife was was shaking her head & told me I looked like a mad scientist who had converted her kitchen into a laboratory.
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Post  CarolynPhillips on Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:37 am

@acara wrote:

Daughter asked me if Vlassic had gone out of business or the price of pickles had skyrocketed? Rolling Eyes

Wife was was shaking her head & told me I looked like a mad scientist who had converted her kitchen into a laboratory.




funny post


I like the taste of Vlasic pickle Juice and I haven't made my own pickles for several years because I can't make mine taste like Vlasic. I will drink the pickles dry.
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